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Mount Ida College is a private institution that was founded in 1899. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,368, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 72 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount Ida College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 37. Its tuition and fees are $29,377 (2013-14).
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Mount Ida College provides a diverse community of learners a challenging education that blends the liberal arts with professional preparation. We dedicate our energy, imagination, and resources to empowering all students to achieve academically and contribute responsibly in a changing world.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Mount Ida College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Mount Ida College is $45. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||67.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Mount Ida College is 14:1, and the school has 71.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount Ida College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant; Interior Design; Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; and Fashion Merchandising. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||33%|
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Mount Ida College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,368, with a gender distribution of 36.8 percent male students and 63.2 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus. Mount Ida College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Mount Ida College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Mount Ida College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mount Ida College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mount Ida College.
|Students who have cars on campus||40%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Mount Ida College, 81.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,970.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,377 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,500 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data